The One Thing Study is a simple and powerful way to read the Bible. It has three parts. Together they spell the word O.N.E.
O = Observe.
Read at least a passage of Scripture—the Bible divides into books, chapters, passages, and verses. Passages are marked with headings and usually contain one or more paragraphs. A passage is the basic unit of thought in the Bible.
N = Note.
Mark the One Thing that speaks to your heart the most. It may be a word, phrase, or sentence. Underline it, highlight it, or circle it. Whatever you do, make sure you mark it. Marking your one thing allows for easy access for personal reflection or when sharing with others.
E = Express.
Pray your One Thing back to God. Talk to God about what he just said to you. It may be a truth to reflect on, a directive to obey, or a promise to embrace. It may be a confession to make, praise to offer, or an open-ended question for the Holy Spirit to answer throughout the day. The goal is worship. The intended outcome is reverent love for the Lord. The result is a spiritual truth that renews your mind throughout the day.
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- Helpful Information about the One Thing Study in general.
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